A14 Road Closures – Week Commencing 11th December 2017

12th December 2017 

Message from the A14 Integrated Team with respect to road closures for this week:

This week’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures;

Tue 12 for one night
A14 westbound Histon (J32) exit slip (9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Girton (J31) & Swavesey (J28), including A1307 outbound (9pm – 6am)

Tue 12 to Wed 13
A1 northbound between Buckden & Brampton Hut (each night 9pm – 6am)
A1 southbound between Alconbury & Brampton (each night 9pm – 6am)

Wed 13 for one night
M11 northbound (J14) exit slip (9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Girton (J31) exit slip, including A1307 outbound (9pm – 6am)
Full road closure Bar Hill overbridge (9pm – 6am)

Wed 13 to Fri 15
A14 eastbound Milton (J33) exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Thurs 14 to Fri 15
A1 southbound between Alconbury & Brampton Hut (each night 9pm – 6am)
A14 eastbound between St Ives (J26) & Girton (J31), including A1307 inbound (each night 9pm – 6am)

Our official diversion route will be signposted and you can find diversion maps on our social media pages (or just email us for additional copies).

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/a14c2h) and Twitter(@A14C2H) pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

For questions about our A14C2H closures or scheme, just email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk. For updates or information about closures not related to our scheme email info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

Please note – closures may be subject to change, so check out our social media pages daily for updates.

Household Security Advice for the Festive Season

12th December 2017

Please see the message below from our Crime Reduction Officer at Cambridgeshire Police – Rachel Carr.

As the nights get darker, there is an increased risk of burglary when many homes will look obviously unoccupied. This can make your property more attractive to a potential burglar who would not like to be seen or discovered.

Use light timer switches, to make your home look occupied as it starts to get dark from about 3p.m. 3:30p.m. even just leaving some lights switched on will be beneficial. Think of rooms you would naturally be in such as a living room or kitchen. Leave a radio on a talk station, and make sure that all the windows, doors and side gates are secure.  There have been some recent burglaries where intruders have got in due to an insecurity.
Any window that opens with a gap of 11inches or 24c.m. should be locked and secured.  Don’t leave keys in locks as this will make it easier for a potential intruder to gain access.  Think about external lights also, ideally dusk to dawn lighting at the front of your property, and movement sensitive at the rear. If you have an alarm, make sure it is set.

Don’t leave all your curtains drawn if you are going away, it will make your home look unoccupied.
If you can, make arrangements for a friend or neighbour to check on your home while you are away, they can collect your post and move it from the doormat so it’s not in obvious large pile.
Don’t discuss your travel plans on social networking sites, wait until you get back.
For more information and advice visit our website www.cambs.police.uk and search under ‘B’ for burglary.

Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in your street and report details to us.

Christmas burglary advice 

  • The Christmas period often sees an increase in burglaries with more valuable items than ever in the home.
  • Doors and windows should be kept shut and locked.
  • Tempting gift-wrapped presents should not be left on show.
  • In the evening, houses should look “occupied” with lights on and curtains/ blinds closed.
  • Presents should be removed overnight from vehicles. If possible, they should be kept indoors and out of sight.
  • Residents should keep an eye out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and encourage them to follow these tips.
  • Empty boxes, which could advertise the Christmas goodies inside the house, should not be left outside on view.
  • Once Christmas gifts are unwrapped, they can be registered for free on the Immobilise database.
  • Immobilise is a free property registration system which allows lost or stolen goods to be identified and returned to the owner www.immobilise.com.

A14 Road Closures – Week Commencing 27th November 2017

 28th November 2017 

Message from the A14 Integrated Team regarding this week’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures;

Mon 27 to Fri 1
A1 southbound between Alconbury & Brampton (each night 9pm – 6am)

Mon 27 to Fri 1
A1 northbound between Buckden & Alconbury (each night 9pm – 6am)

Fri 1 to Mon 4
Full closure Conington Rd (Fri 8pm – Mon 5am)

Our official diversion route will be signposted. We also have variable message signs in place that will advise drivers of the upcoming closures.

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/a14c2h) and Twitter(@A14C2H) pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

For questions about our A14C2H closures or scheme, just email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk. For updates or information about closures not related to our scheme email info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

Please note – closures may be subject to change, so check out our social media pages daily for updates.

Removal of A14 Bailey Bridge at Swavesey

21st November 2017 

The temporary bridge over the A14 at Swavesey will be taken down this week, having played its part in keeping construction traffic away from the busy A14 during construction of Britain’s biggest road upgrade.

To carry out this work safely, the A14 will need to be closed between junctions 24 (Godmanchester) and 31 (Girton interchange) from 9pm to 6am as follows:

  • A14 westbound closure only on Tuesday 21 November
  • Full A14 closure in both directions on Saturday 25 November.

During the closures, clearly signed diversions will be in place. Drivers heading east will be diverted to take the A1198 to Caxton Gibbet, then the A428 to re-join the A14. Traffic heading west will follow this route in reverse.

Local traffic will still be able to continue eastbound on the A14 to reach junction 27 (Fenstanton) and exit, at which point the A14 will be closed. Similarly local traffic heading westbound will still be able to reach junction 28 (Swavesey) and exit.

Message from Cambridgeshire Police

15th November 2017 

Please be aware of a recent Distraction Burglary incident that occurred 13/11/2017 between 12:30 – 12:40 hrs. at Hauxton Road, Little Shelford.

The householder discovered a male in the property who claimed to be from the waterboard.
The male spent some time distracting the householder while two further males searched upstairs.  The male was described as white 21-40ys, 5″8 – 5″10, with short curly brown hair.
The householder became suspicious and called for help in the street, the males then left the property.

Always make sure you have secured any back or side doors before you answer the door to callers.
The ‘waterboard’ does not exist so be suspicious of any caller mentioning this, it will typically be Cambridge Water or Anglian Water in this area.
Use a side window, or spy-hole to check callers identity before letting them in. Genuine tradespeople or utility workers will not mind waiting while you make some checks.
Many utility companies will offer customers passwords so they can be re-assured the employee is genuine.
Always use the contact number on your bill, not a number given to you by a caller.
Call 999 if you are suspicious.

Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door

You will have much more control if you keep the door shut, until you are happy the caller is who they say they are.

Please look out for any elderly/ vulnerable residents in your community, crimes such as these are rare but can have a great impact on an individual.

A14 Road Works affecting Hattons Road (B1050)

8th November 2017 

Longstanton Parish Council has received confirmation that Highways England are planning to carry out further works for the A14 Improvement Scheme as follows:

Hattons Road, Longstanton outside Noon Folly Farm 13th November 2017 to 15th November 2017 09:30-15:30 each day using two way signals.

A14 Road Closures for Week Commencing 6th November 2017

7th November 2017 

This week’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures;

Mon 6 to Fri 10
A1 northbound between Brampton Hut & Alconbury (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Mon 6 one night
A14 westbound between Girton (J31) & Fenstanton (J27), including the A1307 outbound (9pm – 6am)

Tue 7 one night
A14 westbound Bar Hill (J29) exit slip (9pm-6am)
Full closure of A1198 Ermine Street (8pm-6am)

Tue 7 to Wed 8
A14 eastbound Milton (J33) exit slip (9pm – 6am)

Wed 8 to Thurs 9
A14 eastbound between St Ives (J26) to Girton (J31), including the A1307 inbound (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Thurs 9 to Fri 10
A14 eastbound Histon (J32) exit slip (9pm – 6am)

Fri 10 for one night
A14 westbound between Girton (J31) & Fenstanton (J27), including the A1307 outbound (9pm – 6am)

Our official diversion route will be signposted . We also have variable message signs in place that will advise drivers of the upcoming closures.

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/a14c2h) and Twitter(@A14C2H) pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

For questions about our A14C2H closures or scheme, just email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk. For updates or information about closures not related to our scheme email info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

Please note – closures may be subject to change, so check out our social media pages daily for updates.

New Local Child and Family Centre Planned for Longstanton and Northstowe

30th October 2017
from County Cllr Peter Hudson, County Councillor for Longstanton, Northstowe, Over, Oakington and Westwick.

After many weeks of lobbying, addressing committees and meetings with persuasive arguments, I am really pleased to report that a new Child and Family Centre will be opened in the new Pathfinder School on phase 1 of Northstowe, providing children services along with parental advice and support from April 2018.

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A14 Road Closures week commencing 16th October 2017

 17th October 2017 

Message from the A14 Integrated Team with respect to this week’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures:

 

Below are details of this week’s planned closures, as part of our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme. In addition to our closures below are details of other closures in the area on the A14 westbound between Girton (J31) and Spittals (J23), attached further details.

This week’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures;

Mon 16th to Fri 20th
A1 northbound between Brampton Hut & Alconbury (each night, 9pm – 6am)
A1 southbound between Alconbury & Brampton (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Tue 17th for one night
M11 southbound between A14 #Girton J31 & M11 southbound J14 Entry Slip Rd (9pm – 6am)

Sat 21st for one night
A14 eastbound Histon J32 Exit Slip closed (8pm – 10am)

Other closures in area;

Mon 16th to Fri 20th
A14 westbound between Girton (J31) to Spittals (J23) & full M11 northbound road closure from J13 Madlingley (each night, 8pm – 6am).

A14 westbound will remain open for local traffic only between J31 Girton & J27 Fenstanton. The A1307 Huntingdon Road from Cambridge will also remain open so local traffic can join the A14 westbound.

A14 traffic will be directed west on the A428 towards St Neots, north on the A1 towards Peterborough and east on the A14 at Brampton Hut to re-join the A14 westbound at J23 Spittals.

M11 traffic will be directed to exit at J13 Madlingley and head west on the A1303 and A428 to join the strategic diversion route. M11 traffic wishing to join the A14 eastbound will be directed to turnaround at the A428 Hardwick Interchange and head east towards Cambridge.

For more details about this specific closure email info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.